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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:01 pm

To The Editor:
I enjoyed the article concerning the speeding notice in the “Just a Thought” column appearing in Friday’s edition of The Messenger, but I have a story of similar experience.
My wife, a few days ago, received two notices of speeding in Union City and she was not driving or riding in the vehicle. She had loaned our truck to a person who needed to go to work and his vehicle was in the shop.
The notice was sent to her since her name appeared first on the truck title.
We, at first, thought she had received duplicate notices since they were both dated the same date and time, but further examination indicated they were two separate violations appearing within seconds of each other.
Further examination indicated the first violation showed her truck going under a traffic light that was green, but speeding.
The second violation showed the same truck, 32 seconds later, speeding and pictured by the camera car that was parked near the traffic light.
Each violation occurred seconds apart.
This double ticketing, occurring 32 seconds apart, would cost $100. This sounds like double jeopardy to me.
Which leads me to suggest to the city council that two camera cars be located together so that a speeding car can be caught twice. This would double the income for the city. Or better still, assign two policemen working together and each one can give a speeding ticket to the violator and the city can collect twice.
Joel Shore
Union City

Published in The Messenger 5.25.11

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